AIR is short for Anaren Integrated Radio. The 2.4GHz AIR modules measure in at 9 x 12 x 2.5mm. The sub-postal stamp sized AIR module you see riding on an EDTP AIR PLANE houses an integrated crystal, a voltage regulator and all of the associated RF circuitry necessary to support its CC2500 transceiver core.
The AIR PLANE is a hardware conversion tool that pulls the SAMTEC-based 40-pin A2500R24A-EM1 interface into 8 pins that are placed on convenient 0.1-inch centers. Contained within the AIR PLANE’s 8-pin interface are the 4-wire SPI portal, the AIR module GDO0 and GDO2 I/O pins and power and ground points. The AIR PLANE’s converted interface is everything you need to fully access the AIR module’s configuration and data registers.